Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
york. nelson mandela was 96 years old and will live forever in the world. >> our beloved nelson mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation has departed. he passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 2050 on the 5th of december, 2013. he is now resting. he's now at peace. >> this is a fox news alert. former south african president, a hero, nelson mandela who's died at his johannes burg. his life is a remarkable inspiration to millions around the world. he spent 27 years in jail vowing to fight oppression, never giving up, never knowing he would get out of jail. when he finally did he became president of the nation that had imprisoned him vowing to love those that hated him eventually sharing the nobel peace price for the man who once was his oppressor. president barack obama spoke about mandela shortly after the world received the munews. >> he achieved more than expected from any man. he's gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us.
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
nelson mandela died. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palcot has the story. >> reporter: they lit candles and laid flowers in front of his house in johannesburg. the people of south africa mourned and celebrated the father of their country, 95-year-old nelson mandela. >> the world today is lesser without him. >> reporter: the first black president of south africa was praised by the current holder of the office. >> we will always love madiba for teaching us, to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. >> reporter: and this from the last president to preside over the hated apartheid system. >> he was a great man. he was a very special man. i think his greatest legacy to south africa and to the world is the emphasis which he has always put on the need for reconciliation. >> reporter: at the new york stock exchange, there was a moment of silence. at the u.n. general assembly, diplomats paused. former u.n. secretary-general kofi annan caused nelson mandela a courageous voice. the uk prime minister called him a hero of all-time, as a predecessor st
Dec 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
eulogized nelson mandela. and the handshake that raised some eyebrows. that is next. test test test test test test test test >>> president obama is urging the world to embrace nelson mandela's universal message of peace and justice. the president was one of nearly 100 world leaders in south africa today to remember one of the political icons of the 20th century. senior foreign affairs correspondents is in south africa tonight. >> it was one of the biggest memorial in recent decades. heads of government and celebrities from around the world came to pay respects do nelson mandela at a massive gathering. >> i welcome all of you. >> they joined tens of thousands of south africans who converged on a huge soccer stadium in johannesberg. the crowds were smaller than expected. those who came were enthusiastic. >> we are celebrating our father who led us out of oppression. >> u.n. secretary banky moon. >> we join together for a mighty celebration of a mighty life. >> president obama seemed to get the most attention, greeting on his way to the podium, long time adversary raul castro. mr. obama cal
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >>> and first president obama and other world leaders take off for south africa to honor nelson mandela. >>> this is a fox news alert, government sources confirm justice department prosecutors filed charges against a russian spy ring. it involves a group of current and former russian diplomats who ran a nine year scheme that stole $1.5 million from medicaid. they were also apparently engaged in espionage and being investigated for other reasons than just the medicaid fraud. about 50 people were charged. of those, 11 are still in the u.s. and have immunity so they can't be arrested. but the state department can send them home. topping world headlines now, dozens of world leaders, past and present, are joining with tens of thousands of others making their way to south africa to pay their final respects to the late nelson mandela. greg tal cot is in johannesberg with more. >> the world is coming to south africa to honor nelson mandela. they are testimony to the reach of a man and his message. president obama, first lady michelle and the bushes and clintons are wheels up. also well over 70